Pakistan would participate in the 3rd Mount Everest International Open Taekwondo Championship arranged to be held in Nepal from September 20 to 25.
According to the President of Pakistan Taekwondo Federation Col (Retd) Waseem Ahmed Janjua, Pakistan would participate in Khyurogi and Poomsae events of the championship.
Mr. Janjua informed the media men that Pakistan would also host the G-2 level and Combaxx 4th Asian Open Taekwondo Championship this year and other international events where the Pakistan team would participate.
Informing about the Islamic Games at Turkey, Mr. Janjua said: “We are satisfied with the performance of athletes in the Games.”
“Our athletes have made us proud as they performed well in the Muslim World’s biggest sports event, in which more than 45 Muslim countries took part. Despite not winning any medals our athletes showcased some great performances.”
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Mr. Janjua further said that some of the best Taekwondo practitioners from Turkey, Iran, Azerbaijan, and Morocco have been featured in the taekwondo event in the Open Taekwondo Championship. “The Taekwondo Federation is working to provide maximum opportunities to the players at national and international levels.”
Moreover, the results in the Taekwondo Team during the 5th Islamic Games showed that Fateemah Tuz Zahraa grabbed 6th position in 49 kg Female Weight Category whereas Naqash Hamdani got 7th position in the 53 kg Female Weight Category and Noor Rehman secured 7th position in the -57 Female Weight Category.
The male participants who performed well in the event include Haroon Khan, who got 6th position in the 58 kg Male Weight Category, while Mazhar Abbas took 6th position in the 80kg Male Weight Category.
Hamza Omar Saeed was another outstanding athlete who secured 9th position in Super Heavyweight Male Category.
Meanwhile, CEO of Pakistan Taekwondo Federation Omar Saeed stated in order to groom and enhance the techniques of players under the Iranian coaches, they would be sent to Iran in October for one-month training.